October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Post date: Oct 23, 2017 7:48:50 PM


The transition to Schoology is almost complete!

All due dates are on the class Schoology page.

I also have the weekly assignments ready on Mondays.

Students should do the assignments and submit.

The Schoology grade is my official grade.

There are some transfer issues getting grades in HAC from Schoology.

Making this page and the Schoology page will take too long.

I think there is a way parents can access Schoology.

Focus for the Week

10/23 -10/27


Students are responsible for writing the immigrants challenges and adjustments essay.

There is a brainstorming and outline assignment on Schoology.

Students will turn in the final draft on Schoology.

I will be looking over their shoulders as the work by commenting online.


(Every week, students will do 2 Achieve article and write sentences for Vocabulary.com.)

Writing: Students must write out the answers for Achieve.

Students also write sentences for the Vocabulary.com words.

Reading: Achieve

1. Write the 1st poll question in a few sentences.

2. Read the article and answer the questions. These questions matter!

3. Answer the after poll question in a few sentences

4. DO NOT do the Thought Question.

Instead, do the Schoology questions.

Be sure to rephrase the question in the answer!

Grammar: Students are expected to use perfect grammar on the Achieve answers

and the Vocabulary.com sentences.

Vocabulary: Students should practice the assigned list until 75% mastered.

Students then write five sentences and submit on Schoology.

Students go back and master the list 100% or so.

Vocabulary.com Statistics

Suggested Stations Schedule






Requirements for Lesson Planning

Small Groups: During stations, students are working individually on assignments on their level. I pull students into a small group to help them as they work on these assignments. Stations are still a work in progress.

Vocabulary: We are using Vocabulary.com and Quizlet to practice vocabulary. Each story we read will have 11 words which we will practice on Vocabulary.com. These words are academic or domain-specific vocabulary.


CC.8.L.4.a Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

CC.8.L.4.d Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

CC.8.L.6 Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.



Because we are writing an essay this week:

CC.8.W.2 Text Types and Purposes: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

CC.8.W.2.a Text Types and Purposes: Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories

CC.8.W.2.b Text Types and Purposes: Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

CC.8.W.2.c Text Types and Purposes: Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.